The law provides California employees with several types of protected leaves of absence and other time-off from work. However, not all employees are entitled to the full range of protected leaves of absence. Whether an employee is entitled to a protected leave depends on several factors, including the type of leave requested, the size of the company, and the length of the employee’s employment. Some examples of protected leaves of absence include those for:
An employer cannot deny an employee a leave of absence that he or she is qualified for. Moreover, where a qualified employee requests or takes a protected leave of absence, the employer may not retaliate against the employee for doing so.
The laws regarding employee leaves of absence are complex, overlapping, and ever-changing. If you believe you may have been denied a leave you think you are entitled to, or your employer is retaliating against you for requesting or taking a leave of absence, you need employment law specialists on your side. Sarnoff +Sarnoff is committed to advancing employee rights and bringing to justice any employer that engages in, encourages, or fails to prevent discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace. Give us a call at (213) 536-4236, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our online questionnaire to find out whether your rights have been violated and if we can help.